The secret to this hearty and delicious salad developed by registered dietitian-nutritionist Frances Largeman-Roth for California Almonds is beet juice. It infuses the garbanzo with that gorgeous vibrant red hue so much so that they almost look like cranberries. Speaking of cranberries, if you can’t find beet juice, cranberry juice will have a similar — though not as intense — effect. And don't forget the crunchy almonds!
Frances Largeman-Roth, RDN, is a New York Times bestselling author and nationally recognized health expert. She provides private nutrition counseling to clients through her HealthyHousecalls and is a frequent guest on the "Today Show," "Good Morning America," CNN, "The Rachael Ray Show" and others. Largeman-Roth has also lent her expertise as a judge for Food Network Challenge and The James Beard Awards. Her latest cookbook is Eating In Color: Delicious, Healthy Recipes for You and Your Family. She earned her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and completed her dietetic internship at Columbia University. Largeman-Roth lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., with her husband and three kids. To learn more, go to www.franceslargemanroth.com.